YEARS OF RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE BEHIND ECHORING™

Back in 2007, a decade ago, Professor James Gross, nowadays professor at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), had the vision that there would come a day when there would be a need for reliable wireless communications with low-latency profiles. After some years evaluating the best approach to solve this challenge, James came up with the idea of a pure software wireless protocol and persuaded Christian Dombrowski to do his Ph.D. about this topic at RWTH Aachen. The result, if you are reading this, is obvious: EchoRing™.

Due to EchoRing™’s exceptionally high potential especially for industrial related applications, in 2015 James decided to contact Dr. Mathias Bohge, management consultant at that time and former classmate of James at TU Berlin to explore the possibility to spin off the technology into a startup. At the same time, Mathias introduced management consultant Florian Bonanati to James and Christian, and after some months of market research, they decided to found R3 Communications around EchoRing™.

Today James, Christian, Mathias, and Florian form a remarkably prepared founder team that is pushing EchoRing™ to lead the market for ultra-available and time critical wireless communication.

ECHORING™ BASICS

 

 

EchoRing™ is a ground-breaking wireless technology designed for applications that simultaneously require time-critical performance and high-robustness. Based on extensive research and the introduction of massive cooperation EchoRing™ enables a deterministic and low-latency wireless communication with a cable-like performance.
The EchoRing™ software runs on standard hardware platforms, making it a cost-effective and highly flexible solution for time-critical communication requirements.

EchoRing™ enables new product concepts. For instance, with EchoRing™ an ordinary industrial robot can develop into a cheaper and lighter product with new mobile and cooperative capabilities.

Read more about EchoRing™ here.

SUPPORT

Research and development of the EchoRing™ technology as well as the foundation of our company has been supported by several institutions in the contexts of various support programs.

 

Institutions

Programs

 

We also proudly take part in two government-funded projects.

Funded Projects

2018

February

Co-exhibiting with Liebherr and Schleicher Electronics at the Embedded World 2018

January

Successful demo of EchoRing™ as alternative tech for monorail conveyor communications on client's site

2017

November

The EchoRing™ Radio Board prototype (developed in cooperation with Schleicher Electronics) presented at SPS IPC Drives fair in Nuremberg. Read more »

September

Wireless Safety Certification Workshop with TÜV SÜD at Schleicher Electronics HQ

June

Prototype system on standard hardware available for testing and pilots

May

Agreement signed to access a fully fledged Telematic Unit

March

Agreement signed Texas Instruments, leading Chip Manufacturer that grants deep level access

February

Pre-Series A financing with Creathor Ventures and IBB Read more »

2016

December

Successful migration of EchoRing™ to a Standard WLAN-Device

November

Engagement in a product development with Schleicher to realize a wireless safety module Read more »

June

Final approval for the ProFit Frühphasen Financing of the IBB in Berlin

April

Showcase of a wireless Profinet/Profisafe application at the Hannover Messe Read more »

2015

December

R3 Communications Selected as winner of the Deep Tech Award from the State of Berlin Read more »

July

Foundation of R3 - Reliable Realtime Radio Communications GmbH

Research

2015

Further optional features implemented and tested on an SDR platform.

2014

Realization of a high performance EchoRing™ on an SDR platform.

2012

Successful implementation of the first version of EchoRing™ on an SDR platform.

2008

First vision of EchoRing™ developed and research planned out.

Company History

2018

February

Co-exhibiting with Liebherr and Schleicher Electronics at the Embedded World 2018

January

Successful demo of EchoRing™ as alternative tech for monorail conveyor communications on client's site

2017

November

The EchoRing™ Radio Board prototype (developed in cooperation with Schleicher Electronics) presented at SPS IPC Drives fair in Nuremberg.

September

Wireless Safety Certification Workshop with TÜV SÜD at Schleicher Electronics HQ

June

Prototype system on standard hardware available for testing and pilots

May

Agreement signed to access a fully fledged Telematic Unit

March

Agreement signed Texas Instruments, leading Chip Manufacturer that grants deep level access

February

Pre-Series A financing with Creathor Ventures and IBB

2016

December

Successful migration of EchoRing™ to a Standard WLAN-Device

November

Engagement in a product development with Schleicher to realize a wireless safety module

June

Final approval for the ProFit Frühphasen Financing of the IBB in Berlin

April

Showcase of a wireless Profinet/Profisafe application at the Hannover Messe

2015

December

R3 Communications Selected as winner of the Deep Tech Award from the State of Berlin

July

Foundation of R3 - Reliable Realtime Radio Communications GmbH

Research

2015

Further optional features implemented and tested on an SDR platform.

2014

Realization of a high performance EchoRing™ on an SDR platform.

2012

Successful implementation of the first version of EchoRing™ on an SDR platform.

2008

First vision of EchoRing™ developed and research planned out.